The cenotaph in 2010
|Location||Katharine Street, Croydon, London, England|
|Opening date||21 October 1921|
|Dedicated to||War dead|
It is framed by two bronze statues of seated figures by Paul Raphael Montford, cast at the M. Maneti foundry. One depicts a wounded soldier from the East Surrey Regiment, the other a widow holding her child. The former was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1921.
The cenotaph's inscription reads:
AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN
WARS AND CONFLICTS SINCE
A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN
AND WOMEN OF CROYDON
WHO DIED AND SUFFERED
The cenotaph was granted Grade II listed status on 19 November 1973, both in its own right and as part of a group of municipal buildings, legally protecting it from unauthorised modification or demolition.
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